Archive for April 2011

It's time...

Today is a gift to yourself. Enjoy it. This morning I run my first half marathon of the year; for others it will be their first half marathon ever. Like Charlie and Myriah here in Champaign who both Run with Heart, or like Jenny from Viamedia and Joe the Cop in Kentucky at the Derby... Read more »

And the winner is...

And the winner is...
It’s time to announce the winner of the 13.1 Chicago entry AND the Chicago Half Marathon entry. Many thanks to US Road Sports for generously providing these entries to give away to the Windy City 26.2 Challenge! May I have the envelope please? Thanks…and the winner is… Christopher! Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered... Read more »

Healthy Hump Day...a race week edition.

Healthy Hump Day...a race week edition.
It’s race week! It’s race week! Woo hoo! Yes, I’m excited! Can you tell? Hence why I’m talking about it on Healthy Hump Day! Saturday is my first 1/2 of the year. It’s even more special because it’s where I met Pam and spent a good chunk of my life. We started our family in... Read more »
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Long run recap and RACE WEEK!!!

Long run recap and RACE WEEK!!!
Happy day after Easter…or as K calls it, another day off of school! What an awesome weekend! Who had an awesome weekend? You? Heck, I did! Friday I worked from home with the girls. It was a pretty uneventful day really. Saturday I spent the day with them again, laying low and playing. I also... Read more »

Free entry to 13.1 Chicago and?

Free entry to 13.1 Chicago and?
Hey, guess what? I’ve got something for you!!! I am super excited about this! It’s a chance to win a free entry to 13.1 Chicago! Last year, this was my first 1/2 marathon and I’m excited to run it again! The folks at 13.1 Chicago know how to put on a race! It’s a lively... Read more »

Team H.O.P.E. 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Family Walk...

Team H.O.P.E. 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Family Walk...
If you’re looking for a FREE and fun event, check this out. My good friend, Pam is helping organize it and asked me to help spread the word… Join the fun on May 21, 2011 at 12:30pm for a 5k Fun Run and 1 Mile Family Walk to support Team H.O.P.E. This is a great... Read more »
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Healthy Hump Day...

Healthy Hump Day...
First things first, I have a very important announcement to make and I need your attention…I’m happy to announce today that I’m wearing underwear that doesn’t have an X anywhere in the size! I thought you should know. Oh, and…CANNONBALLLLLLL!!! Yes, I’m excited about that and I don’t care if I’m over sharing. Speaking of... Read more »

The beard...

The beard...
For much of my adult life I’ve had a beard or goatee. Before I got inspired and got all skinny…OK, skinnier…I kept it to hide my face and the multiple chins. I hid behind my facial hair, like a safety blanket of sorts. I used to think my face needed facial hair. Mostly to “hide”... Read more »

Long run recap and the week ahead...

Long run recap and the week ahead...
Yarrrrr! Yesterday I went out for my long run…2:00:00. For a change of pace I went in the early afternoon. I was hoping for more warmth, and I got it…it was 50ish when I hit Busse Woods. All in all I got some good miles in, but started having some intestinal cramping around mile 7.... Read more »
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Big weekend ahead!

Big weekend ahead!
I finally feel back to normal. On top of a hot race and overdoing it, I fought being sick all week. But I’m back and ready to go! Coach Jen and I chatted a bit yesterday, adjusting the plan for this week. I was home with K yesterday, for day 2 of fever-boogaloo. Thankfully she... Read more »